Universal Air Travel Plan

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Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc. (UATP) is the airline owned payment network accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail, hotel and travel agency payments. UATP is owned by 32 airline shareholders, issued by 26 major airlines and accepted by merchants around the world. Established in 1936 as Air Travel Card, UATP was the first charge card issued. AirPlus, established in 1986 and now owned by Lufthansa, is a major issuer of UATP cards.

UATP also connects airlines to alternative forms of payment such as Acculynk, Cash-Ticket, PayPal, Ceridian Stored Value Solutions and Ukash.

UATP continues to expand its merchant network to include hotels and car rental vendors.


Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

Regional offices: Los Angeles, New Delhi, Miami, São Paulo, Geneva, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo


Products offered:

  • UATP Corporate Card
  • Travel Protection Plans
  • UATP Settlement Services
  • UATP University

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